Posts tagged "cervical cancer"

Most Americans Don’t Know What The HPV Vaccine Does

… other than turn the adolescent girls who get it into raging sluts, that is. [Think Progress]
Breaking news: wealthy women are able to financially support their husbands…

Jessica Wakeman | December 9, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Finally Some Good News: HPV Vaccine Has Been Incredibly Effective

Since the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil in 2006, infections in women and girls have beenĀ by more than half. This statistic exceeds the expectations of researchers and…

Mary Odell | June 20, 2013 - 10:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Young Women Aren’t Completing HPV Vaccinations

The amount of young women completing the three vaccinations required for the HPV vaccine is not only low, but also dropping. The journal Cancer has published a report saying…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Kindly Inform Your Ladybusiness That Pap Smear Guidelines Have Changed

Important news about your vagina: the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says that instead of annual Pap smears, you can now get screened for cervical cancer every three years.

Jessica Wakeman | March 15, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “You’re A Know-It-All”

Yesterday, I posted an open call for emails from people I’ve given (published) advice to here in the past to let me know whether they followed my advice and/or the…

Wendy Atterberry | June 17, 2010 - 12:30 pm

Kathy Griffin’s Poolside Pap Smear

If you’re twiddling your thumbs in L.A. today, have we got the plans for you! Kathy Griffin is getting a poolside Pap smear at the Palomar Hotel for her show,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 16, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Did This Cervical Cancer Commercial Get Your Attention During The Oscars?

The Academy Awards are Hollywood’s Super Bowl, and just like during the big game, some noteworthy commercials aired during last night’s show. This one starts off like any…

Catherine Strawn | March 8, 2010 - 1:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: $2 Cervical Cancer Test Could Cut Deaths By 100K

British scientists say a $2 cervical cancer test could help prevent up to 100,000 deaths a year by women in developing countries. Cervical cancer is the #1 cause of death…

Jessica Wakeman | January 15, 2010 - 9:30 pm

Send Your Bestie An HPV E-Card. No, Really.

Did you know that January is Cervical Health Awareness Month? Yeah, me neither. Luckily the folks at Some E-Cards are all up on it. Since HPV is the leading cause…

Kate Torgovnick/ | January 8, 2010 - 5:40 pm

Frisky Rant: Recommending Fewer Pap Smears Is Just Plain Nuts

I’m sorry, but are our country’s medical agencies smoking something? Just a few days after new breast cancer screening guidelines recommended mammograms only for women 50 and older and declared…

Kate Torgovnick/ | November 20, 2009 - 3:00 pm

RIP: Jade Goody Dies At 27, Reminding Women Everywhere To Get Pap Smears

Jade Goody died this weekend after a brief battle with cervical cancer at the young age of 27. She is survived by her two young sons and her husband. Though…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 23, 2009 - 6:30 pm

Terminal Cancer Isn’t Stopping Reality TV Star Jade Goody From Being Camera Shy

Reality TV star Jade Goody made headlines for her antics on “Big Brother” in the U.K. Instant notoriety came when she said, “I thought East Anglia was abroad.” But now…

Persia Ali | February 20, 2009 - 9:30 pm

Gardasil Required For Young Female Immigrants

If you’re a female U.S. citizen between 11 and 26 years old, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that you get the Gardasil vaccine; however, if you are…

Catherine Strawn | October 1, 2008 - 3:00 pm

FDA Guards Gardasil’s Market Share

So far in the states, Gardasil has been the only FDA approved vaccine for the double-whammy strain of HPV that causes cervical cancer. However, in Europe Cervarix has been kicking…

Simcha | July 1, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Gardasil Has Been Gettin’ Some Haters

The Human Papillomavirus, aka HPV, can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. And now it’s possible that the vaccine that guards against HPV, Gardasil, may cause death. Around the world,…

Simcha | June 25, 2008 - 8:00 pm

The Nookie Know-It-All: His Cigs And Your Cervix

“Can a woman get cervical cancer if a smoker routinely goes down on her?” — Paranoid About My Puffer, Houston, TX

There hasn’t been any real medical research to…

Sexpert Lindsay | June 13, 2008 - 1:00 pm

FDA Smackdown: Cervarix vs. Gardasil

The FDA is rushing to rubber stamp Gardasil, a cervical cancer vaccine, for women ages 27-45. Initially, the miracle HPV-preventer has been well received by its intended market — women…

Simcha | March 20, 2008 - 5:00 pm